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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulates building and plumbing practitioners. We are focused on continuously improving safe, compliant and efficient building and plumbing industries.

At the VBA, our people are our most important asset, and are key to delivering our core functions to the Victorian community.

We embrace a culture within the VBA that strives for professional and personal growth. We have a strong focus on our ability to problem solve, work as one and deliver.

Why work with us?

We are proud of our diverse workforce, with a wide range of skills in a variety of career areas. Working for use, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • use your technical expertise and have your skills recognised
  • have a positive influence on the building and plumbing industries, the Victorian community and even make a contribution nationally
  • explore diverse career possibilities
  • enjoy consistent working hours
  • look at the building and plumbing industries from a different perspective
  • be part of a new approach to contemporary regulatory practices and enforcement.

We also offer:

  • work–life balance (flexible hours, working remotely)
  • leave accrual
  • language allowance
  • wellbeing programs
  • reimbursement for work-approved professional memberships
  • online learning
  • performance-based pay

Take a look at the VBA Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2020 (PDF, 2543.08 KB) for employment terms and conditions.

Learn about the VBA’s Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) (PDF, 1872.69 KB).

Our workplaces

The unusual ceiling at Goods Shed North, home of the VBA

When you're working in head office, you'll enjoy the benefits of a convenient location in iconic Docklands buildings, right near Southern Cross station.

Our state-of-the-art offices boast a stunning architectural fit-out, on-site cafe, well appointed showers and change room, plus a concierge service.

It's an exciting time to be part of the VBA

We have some big plans and are on the lookout for team players who will help us lead and shape industry change. We are growing our business to meet industry and consumer needs, with upcoming ongoing and fixed-term opportunities.

We are always looking for talented...

Technical experts:

  • Building Surveyors – MBS/RBS/PBS
  • Building Inspectors

Please note: Inspectors and Surveyors will require current registration or the ability to seek registration.

Business and corporate support:

  • Project management
  • Data analytics
  • Communications
  • Business analyst
  • Business administration
  • Quality assurance/governance
  • Legal professionals

All Victorian Building Authority job opportunities are listed on the Victorian Government careers website.

Building Surveyor Career Pathways

The Building Surveyor Career Pathways Program is a new initiative designed to provide final year students and graduates with an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a dynamic environment and gain invaluable on-the-job experience. A joint partnership between the Victorian Building Authority, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria, the Program has been developed to create more career pathways for up and coming building surveyors and provide further support for the future generation of our industry.

Find out more